We urgently call on Believers worldwide to pray and intercede for the people of Israel as we face a massive surprise infiltration attack of Hamas terrorist commandoes from Gaza into southern Israel and waves of rocket barrages on the south and center of the country.
Judging by early reports and phone videos, dozens if not hundreds of fully armed Hamas commandoes have made it into the Gaza border communities in Sderot and the surrounding farming villages and are shooting civilians and taking hostages.
They came in trucks and on motorcycles and overwhelmed IDF soldiers at the border crossings before crossing into Israel, while others flew over the border fence on paragliders.
This morning is Simchat Torah, the last of the High Holy Days, and all Israel was at rest for the Shabbat when sirens were heard all across the southern half of the country warning of rocket barrages from Gaza.
The more serious concern now is for all the Israeli communities along the border where terrorists have been shooting and taking hostages, while the IDF was slow to respond to such a massive, well-planned surprise attack. The hostage situations that will likely emerge from these shocking developments could be a painful experience and we urge all Believers to pray for Israel’s deliverance from this tragic situation.
Pray for Israel, for Israelis and for the Palestinian people, and many pilgrims there. 5000 rockets have fired so far, 40 people have died, 500 injured, 100s of militants infiltrated from Gaza with many still there in gun battles and Israeli hostages taken back to Gaza!
Many Believers and pilgrims are there for Sukkot! This is exactly 50yrs after the Yom Kippur War in 1973. And now Israel has declared war!
Pray that El Elyon (The Highest God) will always protect His IDF soldiers both day and night, as they stand on the walls of Jerusalem ready for battle.
“Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or terrified of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you”. Deuteronomy 31:3-8.
Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)! Pray for wisdom and divine strategies, always being ahead of the enemy's tactics. "Blessed be the LORD my strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.” Psalm 144:1.
Pray for the IDF soldier's protection from terrorist attackers. The IDF is ADONAI'S wall of protection around Israel. “But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head." Psalm 3:3
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10.
Pray and thank ADONAI for victory! The battle belongs to the LORD!
"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure." Psalm 122:6
SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAIM